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We feel like we prepared really well and it was good finally to get out and play a game.
In international cricket you need to vary your pace, something that I have developed in recent times. Ansari didn't go for many runs and Rash (Rashid) picked up the wickets. I thought we played spin very well throughout the match, especially today.
It is a fresh start and we should make sure we are on it from ball one.
It will be completely different conditions, but we are doing some really good stuff at the moment. In that 50-odd overs we gave our everything and you can't ask for more than that.
In what has been the first draw since Nagpur 2012 in India in Tests where the weather has been kind enough to let the match last beyond a day, it showed the world an avatar of Virat Kohli, not that of the master chaser but that of a match saver.
Not a bad way to welcome yourself into the history books with more than 1000 runs in the first two innings with a strip having the green of Lord's, the cracks of Perth but the behaviour typically Indian.The two memories of this game have to be that of the two local families, the Pujaras with their jubilation on getting a review in Che's favour and the Hameeds swelling up with pride with smiles, tears and high fives on their 19-year old getting to a half-century on debut. The fight for the draw was all it took for the crowd to come in and find their voice. And none of us in the end have any more nails left to chew.Over the entire course of the Indian history, they have been excellent hosts to the English, not just on the cricketing field.With his fifth Test ton in India, he now has the most hundreds by a visiting batsman in India* Moeen Ali and Ben Stokes notched up hundreds in just their first Tests in India* Adil Rashid's match figures of seven for 178 is the third best figures for a spinner playing in his first Test in India* Ravichandran Ashwin conceded 226 runs in the match, the most he has conceded in a Test match in India* Alastair Cook became the first England player and the fourth overall to score 1000 Test runs in India* The 182-run opening stand between Cook and Hameed is the highest opening stand for England in India* The draw breaks a series of five consecutive wins for India at home, the last drawn match in India was in Bengaluru, against South Africa, in November, 2015Moeen Ali: "Very good pitch.Obviously we were three down at lunch, to get stuck in, I really enjoyed batting with Rooty.